New floral design classes and more set at Lockwood’s

June 14, 2016

Did you ever pick flowers from your garden to display in your house, but they didn’t look like an arrangement– they just looked like flowers stuck in a vase?

Whether you start with flowers from a florist or flowers from your garden, learn how to make a pleasing arrangement in workshops taught by nationally recognized horticulture instructor David Clark.

The series of workshops is just one of many opportunities set at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. You can help a good cause when you shop on “Pink Day,” get a discount on fruit trees in time for Father’s Day, learn more about edible plants, rent your own garden plot in Lockwood’s community garden and mark your calendar for even more classes.

Floral design series with David Clark

David Clark

David Clark, nationally recognized horticulture instructor, will give workshops on floral design at Lockwood’s Greenhouses. Photo courtesy David Clark

You can take a single class or sign up for the entire series of hands-on floral design workshops with David Clark, the entertaining and informative horticulture teacher.

The cost is $45 per class or all three for $120. The price includes all supplies and instruction. Fresh-cut local, seasonal flowers will be supplied.

Each class may take up to 1 hour.

Registration is required so that the staff can make sure they have enough supplies on hand. Register online, sign up at the store or call 649-4684.

The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on the Thursday before each class. Register soon because space is limited.

The workshops are:

Vase arrangement in water, 1 p.m. Sunday, June 19 (Registration deadline is Thursday, June 16)

Centerpiece arrangement in oasis, 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26 (Registration deadline is Thursday, June 23)

Hand-tied bouquet, 1 p.m. Sunday, July 10 (Registration deadline is Thursday, July 7)


Medicinal & edible plants tour

Sarah Sorci of Sweet Flag Herbs give a talk and tour of the herb and perennial plants at Lockwood’s at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 17.

She will discuss lesser-known medicinal properties of common culinary herbs in Lockwood’s herb section. Participants will also visit the perennials section to learn about several native medicinal plants and common garden perennials that are edible. Recipes and printed information will be distributed.

Sorci is a 2014 graduate of the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine and a wild edible and medicinal plant enthusiast.

The cost for the talk and tour is $5. Register online, sign up at the store or call 649-4684.

Support “Pink Day”

Saturday, June 18 has been designated “Pink Day” at Lockwood’s. When you shop at Lockwood’s that day, 10 percent of sales will be donated to support the Ride for Roswell. Jill Kisker, grower at Lockwood’s, and her team called the Pavement Pounders will be participating in this event that raises funds for cutting-edge research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Lockwood’s hours that day are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Father’s Day fruit tree special

In time for Father’s Day, fruit trees will be 20 percent off at Lockwood’s. The sale is in effect now and runs through Father’s Day, June 19.

Rent a plot in Lockwood’s community garden

Lockwood’s has set aside a portion of its farmland to be used as a community garden.

It is divided into parcels 4 feet wide by 50 feet long; the square footage is the average size of a home vegetable garden. Water is readily accessible near the gardens with additional hoses. The land is tilled and ready for planting.

Members will have free parking and access to the land during store operating hours seven days a week. They will also benefit from a 10 percent discount on garden-related products and classes.

To help cover garden expenses and use of the land, the fee for gardeners is $85. There is also the option for a half-parcel for $50. A portion (about 10 percent) of the harvest is requested from each gardener as a donation to a local food pantry.

Organic practices will be required and no use of chemicals on the garden parcels will be allowed by garden members.

Stop by the store anytime to get a copy of the rules and to sign up for your garden parcel.

Mark your calendar for even more classes

A hypertufa class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 and a fairy garden class will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25 at Lockwood’s. Check back to the Lockwood’s website for more details.

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